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SEL1670Z comments

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by best_death_ever, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. best_death_ever

    best_death_ever New to TalkEmount

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    Sep 26, 2013
    Ridgefield CT
    Hey. First post here. Got the zeiss 16-70mm f/4 yesterday. It's razor sharp and perfect for my needs as an amateur photographer. I've only ever used the sony 35mm 1.8 to shoot since I bought my 3N and the one thing I've noticed is at the longer focal lengths, the depth of field is tiny at f4 when shooting close to a subject. Say 3-4 feet away, the DoF us like 4 inches. Do most people then not shoot at f4 at 60-70mm close up? ImageUploadedByTalkNEX1380208189.878856.
     
  2. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    NYC
    Welcome! Yes, you have to stop down the aperture on the close ups if you need more dof. Enjoy the new lens and post some photos:)
     
  3. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    A great lens for sure. I'll probably get one once I filled my bag with four Zeiss primes and a Zeiss telezoom. ;)

    Don't hesitate to show us some photos shot with this lens! It's color rendition is awesome as far as I've seen until now, can't wait to see more from it.
     
  4. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Welcome to the forum. Depending on your photographic outlook the shallow DOF at longer focal lengths on closeups is either a blessing or a curse. I tend to fall on the blessing side of the line. ;)
     
  5. best_death_ever

    best_death_ever New to TalkEmount

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    Sep 26, 2013
    Ridgefield CT
    Hi again. Took a stroll and a few pics with the new lens. So sharp and clear. Amazing color! ImageUploadedByTalkNEX1380301203.884564. ImageUploadedByTalkNEX1380301213.568641. ImageUploadedByTalkNEX1380301222.217351. ImageUploadedByTalkNEX1380301229.882974. ImageUploadedByTalkNEX1380301239.066991.
     
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  6. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Must... not... look... at... photos...

    Keep... credit... card... in... wallet...

    :tsk:
     
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  7. Newtype

    Newtype TalkEmount Rookie

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    Jul 16, 2013
    Seriously, this lens is amazing. Great shots!
     
  8. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Enjoy, great results so far.
     
  9. lowbone

    lowbone TalkEmount Regular

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    Oct 21, 2012
    When using an online depth of field calculator I found that a Nex camera with a lens set at 60mm f4 focused at four feet has a depth of field from 3'9" to 4'11", slightly over a foot.
     
  10. DanLau

    DanLau New to TalkEmount

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    Jan 22, 2014
    Good lens indeed. I'm thinking about replacing my 16-50 kit with a longer lens since I found that I'm not quite satisfy with it's zooming level (but still it's a good kit).

    I'm now deciding between the Zeiss 1670 F4 and Sony G 18105 F4. Did anyone have experiences with both lens and could share some comparison and comments on them?

    :)
     
  11. Azon

    Azon TalkEmount Regular

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    Jul 31, 2013
    16-50 good lens indeed. Before any thinking about 1670 and 18105 as sharpness, colors, focal range just look at the physical size of these two lenses. I rejected 18105 for the size first and for everything else after:)
     
  12. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    The 16-70 f/4 is not actually big for a high-quality, constant aperture zoom lens.
     
  13. DanLau

    DanLau New to TalkEmount

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    Jan 22, 2014
    Yes and the 1670 covers more shooting range while seems maintaining more sharp images. But since it's price tag is not cheap, I just want to learn how much the difference of quality of it with the much cheaper SEL18105.
     
  14. Azon

    Azon TalkEmount Regular

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    Jul 31, 2013
    Yep, the big one is 18105:)